Speaker Date Topic
Leon Handley Nov 29, 2018
Career Remembrances
Career Remembrances

Leon Handley, Of Counsel, practices out of the firm's Orlando office. His practice focuses on civil trial defense work. He is a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers and is a member of The Florida Bar, the American Board of Trial Advocates, the Florida Defense Lawyers Association, the International Association of Defense Counsel, the Federation of Insurance and Corporate Counsel, the American Judicature Society, and the American Bar Association. Honors have been received by Leon from The Best Lawyers of America, Who's Who in Finance and Industry, Who's Who in the South and Southwest, Who's Who in American Law, Who's Who in America, and Who's Who in the World. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Middle and Southern Districts of Florida, the Fifth and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the United States Supreme Court.

For more than 50 years, Leon has had a successful legal career practicing in Orlando. He has traveled extensively, lecturing on the subject of trial practice and has acted as a master of ceremonies and a keynote speaker for many events. He has also been involved in a number of local community organizations, including serving as Past President and Life Director of the Central Florida Fair, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of WMFE, Past Chairman of the Community Service Award Committee of Walt Disney World® and a Trustee of Lake Highland Preparatory School. Positions held with corporate affiliations include Past Chairman of the Board of Directors of Beneficial Savings Bank; Past President and Director of the Southern Industrial Savings Bank; Vice President and Director of Claude H. Wolfe, Inc.; President and Director of Cracker Groves of Florida, Inc., and President and Chairman of the Board of Mine and Mill Supply Co., Inc. of Lakeland.

Leon earned his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, with honors, and his J.D., both from the University of Florida in a total of four years. Before attending college, Leon was a Warrant Officer in the United States Maritime Service, with sea duty to Italy. He served the country overseas in Korea as a Sergeant in the Army and was the first Air Force Cadet Colonel in Florida R.O.T.C. history. At the end of his military career, Handley retired as Captain in the United States Air Force Reserve.

Bob Snow Dec 06, 2018
The Development of Church Street Station
Dan Chong Dec 13, 2018

Dr. Dan Chong is an Associate Professor at Rollins College, teaching courses in international human rights, global poverty, and peace and conflict resolution.  He has led international field study courses focused on human rights and poverty to Guatemala, Cuba, South Africa, Tanzania, and the Thai-Burma border. His first book, Freedom from Poverty: NGOs and Human Rights Praxis, analyzes the methods that NGOs use to advocate for rights to food, housing, and health care. His most recent book, Debating Human Rights, examines major controversies in the field of human rights. He has also contributed to journals such as Development and Change, Human Rights Review, and Global Environmental Politics. He is also the Faculty Co-Director of the Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Hub at Rollins.

Don Lykkebak Jan 17, 2019
War Stories
War Stories

Donald Lykkebak has been an Orlando Rotarian for 40 years.  Most recently he served as President of the club and is currently the immediate past-President. 

Don is a criminal defense attorney who has been a board certified criminal trial lawyer for the past 30 years by the Florida Bar and National Board of Trial Advocacy.  During his long career as a trial lawyer he has had occasion to handle many prominent and high-profile cases.  He has been repeatedly recognized for his professional accomplishments. Through the process of peer review Don was recently selected for recognition in Orlando Magazine as this year’s Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year-White Collar.  He was also honored in 2017 as Criminal Trial Lawyer of the Year in the same publication. 

On previous occasions Mr. Lykkebak has spoken to our club on subjects involving his unique professional expertise.  His presentations have proven to be lively, informative and always provoke questions from the membership.